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The Buddy Holly Center

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Life and influence of Buddy Holly

Good display of the life and career of Buddy Holly and his influence on rock 'n roll. Shame his... read more

Reviewed 10 February 2018
Saskatoon, Canada
Learned a lot about Buddy Holly

Just the right size for a great learning experience. I loved all the memorabilia. I enjoyed... read more

Reviewed 10 February 2018
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Hours of operation:Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 5pm, Sunday 1pm - 5pm, closed on Mondays.
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1801 Crickets Ave, Lubbock, TX 79401-5128
+1 806-775-3560
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Reviewed 10 February 2018

Good display of the life and career of Buddy Holly and his influence on rock 'n roll. Shame his life was cut so short.

Thank ElsieSP
Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

Just the right size for a great learning experience. I loved all the memorabilia. I enjoyed listening to his music while viewing all the details. Definitely worth the $8.

Thank ayw1977
Reviewed 10 February 2018

It was very interesting to see all the memorabilia from Buddy Holly. The center is set up very nicely. Loved hearing all the music playing. Great to see the time line of his tragically short life. Take the time to visit. Did not care for...More

Thank Sonja M
Reviewed 8 February 2018

An absolute must for anyone interested in 1950's rock n roll and the influences West Texas music played in modern rock as we know it. It's a very touching and poignant place to come and see. The staff I spoke to most - David, Jacqui...More

1  Thank damianbray
Reviewed 3 February 2018

Maria Holly truly did a fabulous job in creating this small but poignantly sad remembrance of a young talent lost too soon. 21 yrs old is too young but his musical legacy lives on forever. I recommend allowing at least a hour to read the...More

Thank wannabefoodcritic
Reviewed 25 January 2018

Was not a huge Buddy Holly fan growing up but I always like to see how the artists did their thing. Interesting place with a lot of the history of his life, fandom, and untimely death. worth the visit!

Thank Astros80
Reviewed 22 January 2018

Buddy Holly Center focuses on the short lived career of early rock musician, Buddy Holly. His career was cut short when he was killed in a private plane crash.

Thank Joe P
Reviewed 22 January 2018

The Center, a former railroad station depot, is located on ‘Crickets’ Avenue and houses memorabilia and artefacts all of historical interest from the life of from Buddy Holly. Pieces include the singer’s Fender Stratocaster guitar, his famous horn-rimmed glasses, Ariel Cyclone motorcycle, outfits, film clips,...More

Thank charles s
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

The staff were very friendly and helpful. The Buddy Holly portion tells about the short but interesting life. They also have a very nice art gallery.

Thank Christian J
Reviewed 22 January 2018

Toured the Buddy Holley Center while traveling through Lubbock. A lot of personal Buddy items on display from his childhood through his death, including his black glasses that were found at the scene of the plane crash that killed him. All this along with an...More

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Raymond S
23 August 2018|
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Response from BWWC87 | Reviewed this property |
Buddy Holly Center site lists: "The Day The Music Died February 3rd marks the anniversary of the tragic plane crash that claimed the lives of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. Richardson (The Big Bopper), along with the... More
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Response from Fischcmt | Reviewed this property |
No, you’ll have to bring your own.
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30 May 2017|
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Response from MiMi J | Reviewed this property |
No pictures in the museum, but allowed in the drummers house next door.